MASSIVE NEWS! We wrote a lil book!!!

We are SO excited to finally share our latest news. Are you ready! For the past few months we’ve been working on the cutest little book called “The Survival Handbook for Girls”. This book is has been lovingly put together by our entire team and beautifully illustrated by our friends at Vitamin Creative. The book

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How to get over the end of a friendship

Who is the love of your life? We hear so much about romantic love, as in the one with all the kissing, but while boyfriends and girlfriends come and go there is no deeper and more encompassing love than that we have for our friends. When friendships end, it is devastating. But yet, we don’t

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The Importance of Opening Up: By Alísha

I would have laughed at this article if I had read it a year ago. Opening up was simply not something that I ever did, or would ever consider doing. I didn’t see the attraction, to be honest, of having long emotional talks with friends or family. I was much more comfortable with telling a

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My Journey With Prescription Medication: By Megan

Before you read!! – This is my personal experience and cannot be generalised to all people who have, or will, take antidepressants. When I was put on them initially I was physically and mentally unwell and they were most likely needed at the time. However, I am now 21 years old and in the right

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Get Your Butt To FEMFEST on Saturday!!

Are you a girl aged 16-25?  Do you like being inspired??? Can you get to Dublin on Saturday? Our friends at the National Womens Council have arranged an amazing event called ‘Femfest’ which takes place this Saturday November 30th in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane Dublin 8. This amazing day allows you to take part

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The Shona Project and Me: By Izzy

“I have a beautiful soul, a brilliant mind, and an open heart.  I acknowledge that I am an ever-growing and always-learning work in progress. I own my flaws, but I will succeed in spite of, and maybe because of, my weaknesses. They do not define me. I promise to lift up other girls, to have their backs, to

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Squad Goals: Eleanor Roosevelt

Before Michelle Obama, there was only ever one first lady worth talking about. Jackie Kennedy may have had the style and grace but Eleanor Roosevelt had the chutzpah (an old term for swag). Tragedy struck Roosevelt very early in her life. When she was only 8, her mother and brother died of diphtheria. Her Dad

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Youth Mental Health in Ireland: How are we doing?

As young people, we seem to be struggling with our mental health at the moment. So many of us are battling anxiety, stress, depression, lack of self-confidence or disordered eating. Schools feel like they are full of tension, with many of us operating in survival mode, doing our best just to get through the day.

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Some Thoughts on Kindness

So I have this friend. She is kind, quirky, super smart and really really funny. We have never met in person. My friend doesn’t feel comfortable going out, and instead is her true self online, where people can’t see her, or judge her, or be cruel to her. My friend is transexual, andstruggles because her

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My Story: Why Are We So Angry?

It was a Thursday evening. I was scrolling through Instagram, seeing posts about detainment centres holding children in America and a magic appetite supressing tea that would make me lose five pounds every time I blinked. I had just got home after a long day in school, I’m in the Leaving Cert programme which everyone

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Wait up, are we working for free now???

October 10th was a very important day for the women of Ireland. Since we walked into our jobs this morning in offices, salons, schools, labs, courtrooms, surgeries and shops all over Ireland this morning, we are effectively working for free until New Year’s Day 2020. This is due to the Gender Pay Gap. The women

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Emotional! By Lauren

Girls and women are often told that we’re being “too emotional” and it’s not meant in a nice way. It’s meant to stop us giving out about something or it’s meant to make us “calm down” because we’re being so bloody emotional. And recently I’ve been thinking about what that word really means – emotional.

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Social Anxiety and Me?

Does the thought of a public event bring you out in a rash? Do you spend all day talking yourself into going out, only to cancel at the last minute to hang out with your cat? Relax, you’re not weird, you probably have social anxiety, and that is a legit thing that affects 16.8% of

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Repost: Depression Does Not Discriminate, by Emma Norris

I was part of a loving and stable family. I was lucky to experience no trauma in my life. I was the captain of my school, club, and county. I was the leader of the Senior Concert Band. I was a young coach and referee. I handed in all my homework. (Well, most of it.)

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Getting To Grips With Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difference affecting the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is not laziness, disruptive behavior, or a general lack of comprehension. To see for yourself how some people struggle to read, have a look at this website and you’ll understand. Siobhan works in finance in London. She manages huge portfolios worth

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What is a Real Relationship Anyway? By Lauren

Society encourages young girls to imagine meeting the man of their dreams. We promote fairy tales where falling in love and getting married is the end goal. However, we don’t really talk about actual relationships very much at all. We don’t prepare young girls for what they should and should not expect from a romantic

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Why I March for Change: By Izzy

On Friday,  20th of September, thousands upon thousands of young people, across Ireland and the world, answered Climate Change activist Greta Thunberg’s call and proceeded to march the streets of their cities in protest of Global Warming and the Climate Crisis. I was one of those young people.  If you are not already aware, the world

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A Pep Talk For You: From Libby x

Need a pep talk? Prepare for some tough love from the one and only Libby….. Get over yourself……..Seriously! You’re behaving in the same way you did when you were a child. Where did all of that beautiful growth go? You’re crying alone, looking for attention, simultaneously worrying and annoying your friends. You’re room is a

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